CBSbutler promotes STEM subjects
CBSbutler promotes STEM subjects to get students into science and engineering
Leading engineering and technical recruiter CBSbutler has saved the 14th annual Surrey SATRO Festival of Science and Engineering, by putting forward the 10,000 needed by the charity to keep the Festival alive.
The Festival continues to promote science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) as a career and aims to offer teams from local schools and after school clubs the best possible opportunity to showcase their talents and high quality science and engineering projects devised and built during the current school year.
CBSbutler are again sponsoring two of the cash prize competitions on the day: Best STEM teacher of the Year and best Year 9 Project. They are also sponsoring the Working Marquee where local companies from within the STEM sector will be demonstrating engineering and scientific exhibits and providing advice on possible career paths.
Surrey SATRO has existed for more than 20 years as a charity that brings together educational establishments and businesses. They provide a vital link by facilitating relationships and developing and running programmes within schools so that they can enhance young peoples understanding of business, science and technology. Unfortunately the charity is unable to finance the 2011 Festival so that is where CBSbutler stepped in. Without the Festival we would have lost an extremely important platform for promoting STEM subjects and showing just what our scientists and engineers of tomorrow can do says David Leyshon, Managing Director of CBSbutler. He continues: In a recent article it stated that almost 30,000 highly skilled scientists and engineers are needed every year from now until 2015 to ease shortages and replace the ageing work force. It is therefore vital that we encourage students to study these subjects at school, college and university be fore moving into a career in the STEM field - the Festival is an excellent way of doing this.
The Festival is being held on June 22nd 2011 at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge. Companies can exhibit for free in the Working Marquee.